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hit a bay bridge tower in san francisco bay two days ago. abc7 news talk with the ntsb what is involved in any investigation and joins us from treasure island. >> let me say this is not csi treasure island. the investigation will take more than an hour or a week or a year as they try to figure why that ship off of treasure island, the 750' oil tanker "overseas raymar" did what it did on monday. where will they repair the ship? there is a 20-member crew on board and a group was going to board the "overseas raymar" and is not with the ntsb but says they are with the marshal island registries where the tanker is from. the coast guard and investigators will work together to figure why it sideswiped the bay bridge tower west of yerba buena island on monday. the bar pilot was warned he was off coast and it is unclear whether fog played a role. i spoke with a ntsb in washington, dc, this morning. >> at this stage they are fact gathering and we cannot determine a cause early on in an investigation. it usually takes some time, maybe 12 to 18 months before we determine the cause but w
number in these notes corresponds to the ntsb report on the derailment. the length of the train, speed, number of cars... it's all in the messages. don: any connection between h-bob and the cajon pass accident, terry? i'll check. anything from sacramento? they have agents all over that switchyard. l. there are still a few digits unaccounted for. amita: these seven numbers, the letter "b" and 36. what caused the cajon pass accident? i think the ntsb report said that the engineer forgot to check the end-of-train brake system. i'm sorry, i've just been over the report-- a lot. i'm glad someone reads our work. well, 37 people died-- that's close to the 36 in the notes. no? seven numbers and a letter. i don't see anything linking h-bob to the cajon pass. david: maybe the link is indirect. wait a minute. california driver's license-- a letter and seven numbers. see if you can generate a list of licenses using all seven numbers and then check it against the ntsb files. right? right. the license belongs to frank milton, the cajon train engineer. he died in the crash. milton was deemed responsi
is an aviation expert and former managing director of the ntsb. great to have the back of the show. in this case, no news is bad news really because it means we are no closer to figuring a what the problem is. so they're no closer to getting a split back in the air, right? >> you're absolutely correct. the announcement this morning from the transport ministry in japan was bad news. as was the press conference on friday by the ntsb where the chairman of the ntsb, did the herdsman's said, this was a safety flight issue. that is a very tough language and a phrase that is used that means that had the plane been in the air this could have caused some real problems, and the plan will not go back and tell they have cut this off completely. melissa: what about these reports we're hearing now that japan eased safety standards in order -- this seems like you would guess that it was in order to be a manufacturer of this plan or make it easier to get that contract in the country. what you make of that? >> there have been broader questions raised about the whole certification of this aircraft. when this airc
service. the new information is sure to be a factor when the ntsb begins its investigation. >> what we will be doing is gathering investigation. throughout the investigation we will be looking at the van, the machine and the environment. we will determine what caused this. >> sky 7hd shows coast guard investigators on board the overseas rain bar. they interest vied the bar pilot who was at the helm at the time of the accident. he passed an alcohol test, the result of a drug test are still pending. investigators also looked at the crushed hole from inside the ship. >> we continue to run through the records and conduct technical analysis. we will look at the internals of the vessel to get a good internal analysis of the hull itself. >> the oil tanker was empty when it sideswiped the fenders. the bridge itself was not damaged. >> i guess the first thought that came to my mind when i heard about it was the word unbelievable. >> long-time san francisco maritime attorney is not a part of the investigation, but has represented dozens of captains and bar pilots following accidents. >> we want
, the ntsb is investigating 39 marine -- has investigated 39 accidents in the u.s. only two have been in california. the first in 2007 when the container ship cosco busan hit the bridge and in 2009, in san diego, when a small coast guard vessel collided with a small boat killing a small child. considering the massive amounts of traffic moving through the bay and the ports in la, long beach and san diego, that's an enviable state record. we're -- >> we are having some technical problems with tom's report on the situation with the tanker hitting the bay bridge tower, something the coast guard continues to investigate. >>> the oakland fire department is investigating a morning house fire. it happened just before 6:00 at 1415 pampas avenue. this is video from newschopper2 to thes say everyone got out safely. >>> pg&e must adhere to a new pipeline safety regime due to the san bruno gas explosion settlement. the contra costa times reports the utility will have to calculate a minimum safe life span for pipes. so weak ones can be replaced before they become dangerous. the settlement also requ
with our partners at the ntsb, the japanese authorities and the boeing company to try to focus on what has caused these and once we have a better understanding of the cause we are going to take appropriate action. >> regulators at the u.s. federal aviation administration grounded all 787s there last week following the emergency landing of an ana flight in western japan. they say it was because of the risk of in-flight battery fires. meanwhile, the u.s. national transportation safety board has released its latest findings. inspectors are looking at earlier problems with a 787 operated by japan's other major carrier jal. that plane's battery is where a fire believed to have started eight individual lithium ion cells. each cell had a different level of damage but they aren't speculating on what this might mean for their investigation. ntsb chairman debra hurstman is scheduled to provide a comprehensive update later on thursday in her first news conference on the dreamliner problems. >>> a government spokesperson says japan will likely revise its target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. he
the ntsb joins the coast guard in investigating the collision on monday by an oil tanker in a bay bridge tower. abc7 has several new developments in the crash session to report. the coast guard says it warned the ship by radio it was in danger and the coast guard now is calling it a major marine casualty bass more than half a million in damage. this is a look from treasure island of the we ship, "overseas raymar" which is anchored in san francisco bay. we were over ahead when the coast guard investigators were on board yesterday interviewing the bar pilot, guy kleess, who was at helm when the accident occurred. he passed an alcohol test. a drug test result is pending. we will have more in 30 minutes. >> political leaders are tackling the issue of gun violence amid signs america is at a tipping point for taking action. vice president biden is holding high-level meetings today with victims groups, the n.r.a. and gun safety organizations. we are live in washington, dc, with the latest. >> good morning, kristen. the obama administration does not want to lose momentum for new gun legislation.
wounded. >> the national transportation safety board or ntsb has a go team on scene assisting the coast guard with its investigation. >> a lot of people used ferry system at new york city every day and, if there is an accident, we want to be there to investigation it to -- investigate it to make recommendations to prevent it from happening again. >> reporter: c street confirms the ship's propulsion system was upgraded and that there is no reason to believe it was the cause ofhe crash. >> we are cooperating fully with the u.s. coast guard and new york city police department and who were on board right now pulling data. >> reporter: the coast guard said the five-person crew have been tested for drugs and alcohol and that so far, they came back negative. rick leventhal, fox news. >>> more on the ferry crash at 5:30. meanwhile, seven people were hurt and three seriously when a crane collapsed in queens. it happened this afternoon in the east river. the cause of the collapse is under investigation. >>> another big story we're following tonight. vice president joe biden met with victims of gu
treasure island. tomorrow the ntsb gets to work to find out what happened. the coast guard has listened to recordings of radio traffic and confirms the tanker overseas rain bar was warned it was on a collision course with the tower of the bay bridge. it came from the vessel traffic service. the new information is sure to be a factor when the ntsb begins its investigation. >> what we will be doing is gathering investigation. throughout the investigation we will be looking at the van, the machine and the environment. we will determine what caused this. >> sky 7hd shows coast guard investigators on board the overseas rain bar. they interest vied the bar pilot who was at the helm at the time of the accident. he passed an alcohol test, the result of a drug test are still pending. investigators also looked at the crushed hole from inside the ship. >> we continue to run through the records and conduct technical analysis. we will look at the internals of the vessel to get a good internal analysis of the hull itself. >> the oil tanker was empty when it sideswiped the fenders. the bridge itself w
bridge. tonight as you can see that oil tanker remains anchored off treasure island. tomorrow the ntsb gets to work to find out what happened. the coast guard has listened to recordings of radio traffic and confirms the tanker overseas rain bar was warned it was on a collision course with the tower of the bay bridge. it came from the vessel traffic service. the new information is sure to be a factor when the ntsb begins its investigation. >> what we will be doing is gathering investigation. throughout the investigation we will be looking at the van, the machine and the environment. we will determine what caused this. >> sky 7hd shows coast guard investigators on board the overseas rain bar. they interest vied the bar pilot who was at the hf the acc. the time of the accident. he passed an alcohol tessult ofg result of a drug test are still pending. investigators also looked at the crushed hole from inside the ship. >> we continue to run through the records and conduct technical analysis. we will look at the internals of the vessel to get a good internal analysis of the hull itself. >> t
: the ntsb believes this device may make a difference. i passed. so that means the car would start? >> right. >> reporter: it's called an ignition interlock that keeps impaired drivers from starting their vehicles. if they've been drinking more alcohol than allowed by court -- >> most likely you'll get a fail. >> reporter: and then what? >> and then the car won't start. >> reporter: already required in 17 states, the ntsb now recommends all states require ignition interlocks for first-time offenders. >> if we can save ten lives, 100 lives, we will recommend what we think needs to be done to address impaired driving. >> reporter: the ntsb studied more than 1,500 wrong-way crashes over a five-year period. 60% of these accidents involved alcohol and many drivers had prior convictions for drunk driving. not everyone supports the recommendation. the american beverage institute points out that drunk driving fatalities are at historically low levels. that's little assurance for ginger's mother. >> the experience took away a beautiful daughter, a beautiful mother, a beautiful sister. >> reporter: a
, isn't it? >> yeah, bill, still got more questions than answers at this point and today the ntsb fang out around the country and the globe trying to get more answers. in tucson, arizona, ntsb along with members of boeing were down at a company called secure a plane. owned by its corporate plane out of london. they make chaernlgs for the lithium batteries down there doing some tests. the ntsb with boeing investigators out in everett, washington, where they make the dreamliner. they have hundreds of employees at boeing in everett working on the 878 problem, and they are in teams trying to do what you would want to do here, do a test. try to figure out if there's some common theme here. and finally in japan, japanese investigators, along with investigators from the ntsb, they are looking at the battery from the ana dreamliner, the ntsb said that battery was ore charged, different than what was said about boston taking a look at boeing since the incident on boston on january 7th. still more questions than dreamliners. >> you know the ceo of the company has to be saying what's next? >> so
that the ntsb will probably take a look at all these electrical issues and try to determine if there is some sort of pattern. >> reporter: that is exactly what is going on. n.t.s.b. has launched an investigation into the airworthyness of the 787, three of their investigators are joined by experts from boeing, japan airlines and faa. the big gamble for the dream liner has yet to pay off, after selling 800 planes, they have cost overruns and quality issues. it could be years before the plane turns a profit. the stock is taking a hit. down more than 3% since the fire yesterday. >> neil: dan just hit on it. this plane is supposed to be the next big thing. more than 800 have been ordered. to industry expert, how serious this is, should we worry? >> we should worry and boeing should worry. but the ntsb is investigating but we have a split problem here. before they start delivery of the plane to customers, you expect some problems but once in the aircraft are in the hands of customers and there are 47 out there now, there have been a number of problems more than what you would usually expect. the f
further. i have had people saying what are they doing at boeing? are they working with the ntsb? a lot of it is centered around the everett factory, where the dreamliner is built they are out there doing tests, working in teams. i'm told it's hundreds of employees working on this 787 problem. they're not in one central location, but spread out throughout the boeing facility. boeing is tapping a number of areas for expertise. as for the ceo, he is involved frequently in the updates going on within the company. he's taking part in daily meetings on the latest findings. this is the biggest test of his ten year and ceo of boeing. what are we seeing in terms of the investigations involving government agencies? investigators are talking with suppliers, some in japan, some in arizona and england. there are suppliers around the world. the jtsb and ntsb are pursuing two different theories. as you look at shares of boeing which are under pressure, the jtsb says the ana plane did receive an overcharge, the battery. the ntsb in boston says, no, that didn't happen. there was not an overcharge invol
. the ferry was in route from new jersey. the ntsb is investigating and ty, there is a very personal situation because one of the gentlemen wlos been critically injured in that ferry accident is johnny. we know him here as johnny utah. he works for barclays here at the new york stock exchange. we understand he is in surgery and we wish him and his family all the very best. we will be thinking about him and praying for him. very somber mood down here. a number of people who work on this floor, ty, were hurt. >> i believe including one of the other freedom rider of that ferry is matt who joins us from time to time. >> yes. >> i don't know if matt is there today. but some 50 people injured. at least two in the news reports, including individuals you just mentioned. >> johnny utah. >> we wish them well as they go through recovery of course. >>> up next, boeing and push back. phil la la bow has more. phil? >> he is a hundred percent comfortable the dream liner is safe to fly. we will have more when "power lunch" returns. [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work. and his new boss told
ntsb managing director has been following this story with us since the start and he is back now with this latest development. peter, i want to you to put your ntsb hat back on for a second here. if you find out that they knew that they had 10 batteries that had problems, that japanese airline told them they had to replace 10 batteries did they do something wrong by not disclosing it or by not addressing the problem right there? >> well here's the issue. it is not just 10 batteries. that is 10 batteries from one of the airlines the second airline using the japanese airline, using the dreamliner also had problems. they were not required to turn these events over to the regulator in japan or in the u.s. we have pages of regulations. this was seen as kind of a minor or normal maintenance issue. the real question is, both airliners reported their problems to boeing. they said we had to change out, in one case 10 batteries. in another case we don't know how many. the question is, whether boeing was connecting the dots. whether they saw that there was a problem brewing with these batte
and the ntsb arrived in western japan early this morning. nearly all of the 787s in use around the world have been grounded because of safety concerns. there have been several recent incidents including a battery fire, a wiring problem and an issue with a brake computer. boeing is proposing a series of safety measures to address the problems. >>> toyota settled the first of several lawsuits. the automaker reached a deal on a suit filed by the families of two people who were killed when their camry slammed into a wall in utah in 2010. neither side is disclosing the temps of the settlement. toyota is facing hundreds of other lawsuits stemming from accelerator and brake problems triggering recalls of more than 14 million vehicles. >>> today a former d.c. power plant will be auctioned off. the hope being that it might be redeveloped. online bidding begins today for the site of the west heating plant on 29th street in georgetown. some believe the two-acre site could be repurposed for commercial redevelopment. the plant served as a heating source for government facilities from 1948 until it closed
the ntsb joins the coast guard in investigating the collision on monday by an oil tanker in a bay bay bridge towe. we have several new developments to report. the coast guard says it warned the shape by radio it was in dangerous and the coast guard is calling it a major marine casualty because this is more than half a million in damage. here is a look from treasure island the overseas "overseas raymar" that remains anchored in san francisco bay. this is a live picture there, you can see it is lit up and, again, there will be boarding this morning, so that crews can continue to investigate. overhead, coast guard investigators were on before the tanker and they interviewed the bar pilot, guy kleess at the helm of where the accident occurred and he has passed an alcohol test, the results of a drug test yet pending. more on the investigation in 30 minutes. >> we have been tweeting about this since the story broke. you can keep up by following abc7 news bay area open twitter and more at abc7news.com including a slide show with pictures of the damage. >> a peninsula community is mobilizing
to and -- for maneuvering and the bay bridge was not considered to be one of them. now with the ntsb, they also arrived in the bay area and they will be looking at the tanker and bay bridge later this morning. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> a man is accused of setting his girlfriend on fire and he may make his first court appearance today. police arrested dexter oliver after he poured gasoline on his girlfriend and set her on fire sunday. she is still in the hospital with serious burns on her neck chest and face. >>> judgment day has arrived for barry bonds and at 11:00 we will learn if our home run king has been selected to the hall of fame. many are making that decision and many also said they will not vote for bonds due to his conviction in the steroid scandal. we are getting some fan reaction and she will have a live report in the next hour. the pro hockey lock out is city officials spokespersonned to formally end today. here is more on whether the players will be back on the ice. >> reporter: we know 24 games will be played at the hp pavilion and we just don't know when they will s
happened midnight and the other on an empty plane in boston. no one was hurt. the ntsb said the battery had a short circuit and uncontrolled chemical reaction. what they don't know is why. >> what i can tell you is we have all hands on deck. we are working as hard as we can to identify what the failure is and what corrective actions need to be taken. >> the ntsb says it is coordinating its investigation with its japanese counter part. >> develops news, officials just spoke out about a shooting that injured two students. ktvu's jade hernandez is talking to them and will join us with the latest on what may have happened before the shots were fired. >> and a simple solution, the life saving role this market is playing in one bay area neighborhood.
. >> we understand the ntsb plans to spend a week in new york investigating the crash. can you tell us what kinds of things they will be looking for? >> reporter: an entire team actually just walked behind me about 15 minutes ago. there were at least a dozen members of the ntsb and here's what i'm going to assume is going to happen. one, this is a ferry that's been in accidents before according to the coast guard records, at least two accidents before. two, they are always looking for mechanical error or human error so that's the first place they will look. but given that there's a record of accidents with this ferry, it's a very small ferry, a catamaran, i think they are going to look at what the ongoing problem is. frank? >> all right, alison harmelin live in lower manhattan, thank you. >>> a meeting aimed at preventing another mass shooting is under way at the white house. today vice president joe biden's task force is gathering input from gun safety organizations. tomorrow, he will talk to gun owners including a representative from the natio
boeing's dreamliner battery nightmare. ntsb chairwoman deborah herstman highlighting the gravity of the problem. >> the expectation in aviation is to never experience a fire on board an aircraft. >> reporter: but that is exactly what happened last week when an overheated battery forceed a 787 dreamliner to make an emergency landing in japan. just one week earlier, another fire on a dreamliner in boston. while the ntsb isn't sure yet if it is the cause, they are point tying chemical reaction which overheats the battery. >> there are multiple systems to protect against a battery event like this. those systems did not work as intended. we need to understand why. >> reporter: boeing said it welcomed progress in the investigation and continues to work with investigators both in the u.s. and japan. transportation secretary ray lahood says there is a lot to do before the plane can be returned to service. >> disclose everything that is brought out in the top to bottom review. there will be total transparency. >> the same type of battery used in boeing's dreamliner jet once burned a whole
there. this is a two-level ferry. and when that boat hit, everybody went tumbling down. now, the ntsb is sending a team to investigate. we hope to get more details. ashleigh? >> and obviously, this is probably way too early, but is there talk down at that location about this being a mechanical error or human error at this point? >> reporter: of course, those are all the questions everybody's asking. you know, these passengers did tell us, though, the captain came out right away and tried to help. certainly the captain will be interviewed. we'll find out what he has to say. >> and then what about just the response? i was watching earlier. i have to admit, i was horrified when i saw helicopter pictures putting blankets over people because it appeared at one point as though there were fatalities, but these were people who were just being blanketed for warmth. we've got to be very cautious to let you know those pictures show people who are injured and not killed. >> reporter: right. right. so far we have heard no one was killed in this accident. we are not hearing that as of yet. it is a
, the faa and ntsb, they all have investigators heading to japan to investigate what happened with that emergency landing. meanwhile, other airlines, which have already taken delivery, they are still flying the dreamliner. this is out of poland making its inaugural flight of the 787. right now, as we speak, maria, in a couple hours. it will be touching down here in chicago. despite airlines saying we're still going to fly, it s & p capital iq downgrading shares of boeing on the concern, maria, that eventually we could see some airline customers saying, you know what, putting me on the dreamliner, i'm skipping that flight so that's the latest of what's happening with boeing. maria? >> want to bring in a couple other voices, michael boyd, aviation expert and on the telephone jim hall, former ntsb chairman, now managing director of hall & associates. good to see everybody. thanks for joining us. would you fly a dreamliner right now? mean, knowing what we know, jim hall, would you -- what would you job advice? >> oh, yes, i would fly the aircraft. i think if there are significant
century. boeing and the ntsb took this battery apart. there's eight cells in each battery. they took every cell apart. they are inspecting every piece of that battery with microscopes. everybody is working hard to try and find out what the problem is. now, it's a big problem. this is a big problem for boeing and it's a big problem for the airlines. >> jonathan, you know, you got, again, this becomes an airplane problem. this is no longer just a public relations problem. besides this battery issue, might have been your notes, you got brake problems and fuel line problems. so this looks like a big mess to me now. you're in the public relations business. what do you think boeing ought to be doing or saying because they are not doing it and saying it. >> well -- >> go ahead, bob. >> go ahead, jonathan. you go ahead. >> again you got it right. it's not a battery problem or a brake problem or that they built these planes partly out of plastic. they have a reputation problem. this plane has been a problem for boeing for a couple of years. when we're told this is part of the growing up process and
. clearly that's not happening today. with regard to the incident yet. ntsb tells me they expect to have an update on that investigation later today. we were talking with airlines earlier today and they said, listen, dreamliner flights have continued as scheduled. we know there's an issue with the one that was just about to take off from boston. take a look at the number of issues we've seen with the dreamliner over the last month of remember, it was just at the beginning of november that united did the first domestic flight for the dreamliner. highly regarded flight, got a lot of attention. a month later an emergency landing in new orleans after reporting mechanical problems. a few days after that, cutr air had to ground 787 jets due to what they say was a faulty generator. united grounding four due to an electrical planl panel and a fire in boston. there's a lot of headline risk right now. >> they have confirmed it is a 787. i don't know if we still have that live shot available but let's put it up while we talk about this. there you go, logan airport. what do they have to do? they hav
of unexpected vacation time enjoying the sights of san francisco bay as the coast guard and the ntsb get the investigations going. >> the abc7 news i-team has been digging into the background of guy kleess, piloting the "overseas raymar" at the time of the accident. there are three addresses under his name. one in san francisco. one in wyoming. what appears to be the current one in maryland. you see video provided to us by the san francisco bar pilots who work a week on and a week off but can trade ships. we asked shipping officials about the possibility of pilot fatigue and the bar pilot came to san francisco from maryland right before the crash. >> was he on a red eye? >> we do not know when he came on or off or when he got on or off the ship. >> the shipping industry has filed suit to get information of the pilot's shift and whether fatigue is a problem. the bar pilots and the board are appealing a september decision. you can keep up with new developments by following us at abc7 news.com. >> pittsburg police are saying a man acted in self-defense when he killed an intruder at his apar
to striking the bridge. we put in a request to learn what the warning was. the ntsb that was investigating the accident said it will provide an update for us tomorrow. >> investigators trying to find out what caused the high speed ferry to crash in a dock in lower man hat tan today. hundreds of commuters were on board. firefighters and other emergency personnel rushed to the scene to treat the injured. about 70 people were sent to the hospital, 11 seriously injured. the ferry in a major overhaul, that gave it new energies and a propulsion system. they do not know if it played a role in the crash. >> it was a significant day in baseball, and no one played a game. barry bonds struck out, as the did everyone else on the ballot. voters ejected everyone on the ballot. the home run king, like the others did not get enough votes to get in the hall of fame. that all happened today. this is all pay back in theory for the steroid era. let's bring in scott reece, what is the buzz here? how long with the players be black listed in. >> that is a great question, raj. look, this is not a surprise. i mean
to the commission. the ntsb and coast quarter are investigating the accident and the coast guard said the interviews are complete and the ship is not going anywhere. it has not been cleared to leave port. live on treasure island, nbc bay area news. >> new at 11:00, if you are east of the 101-880 interchange, you probably saw the heavy black smoke. firefighters rushed to a house where a detached garage went up in flame before 7:30 this evening. first reports indicated there might have been people trapped inside, however firefighters said the garage was unoccupied and thankfully no one was hurt. one neighbor said it was a meth lab and they said they found no traces of any illegal activity. the fire grew quickly. >> trying to safety vehicles and the poor guy was there and fire was probably ten feet from the station and trying to hose it down. >> firefighters say the garage, a corvette inside and two cars and a boat outside are all at a total loss. no word on how the fire started. >> it wasn't a code blue, but a code dry that had a bay area hospital scrambling this evening. a massive plumbing problem ha
that led to a fire that shut down an a apartment. and then the ntsb made two safe and last month, a united airlines dreamliner made acknowledge emergency landing in new orleans when a power generator failed and just today, an ana dreamliner in japan was delayed due to an oil leak. officials say it's important to note that the fleet has not been grounded. >>> staffing problems have caused a major slowdown on the dunbarton brinl, one of the toll booths have been closed since january 1 ft. the transportation commission said they cannot afford to staff it, but they are considering staffing it during peak commute hours and macy convert it to a fast track only lane. >>> connecticut's chief medical examiner said that the brain of the gunman in the newtown school shooting showed nothing unusual. he killed 26 people, including 20 people at sandy hook elementary school last month. the medical examiner said that there's still studies being done. >>> and that massacre in connecticut is leading the controversial changes in ohio. custodians are being allowed to carry handguns on campus. they will pay fo
, like the one that caught fire in boston, is a concern. the ntsb is looking at that very carefully because they could be tough customers. >> the markets are already unhappy. how big of a problem is this for boeing? >> it is a bump in the road. but if they come up with another problem, they will take another hit, probably a tougher one. >>> haiti, tomorrow marks three years since a powerful earthquake devastated the country. more than 200,000 people were killed, many more are still living in tent cities. jonathan was there on that fateful day and has written a book documenting the struggle to recover. >> i heard this rumbling outside, and then the bed began to shake and the floor began to shake and the whole house started falling down around me. my name is jonathan katz. i was the associated press correspondent in haiti from 2007 to 2011, which included the afternoon of january 122010, when at 4:53 in the afternoon a massive earthquake struck and destroyed most of the country's capital, including the house that i was in. i have written a book about how the world came to save haiti a
2011. now some question how safe is the 787. >> it is something the ntsb will take a very careful look at. if you're looking at things like the brakes, boeing did revamped its software system in november. it would be troubling if it turns out to be a similar issue, because that was a challenging fix. >> going can at least draw comfort from one of the words of their biggest customers. qatar airways and dismissed the issue as easy problems. there are still plenty of fans. bbc news, new york. >> tonight, the white house has confirmed that labor secretary bill so this -- hilda solis is resigning. this at the time that president obama has picked jack lew to replace tim geithner as treasury secretary. whoever runs the jaret -- the treasury has a critical job. so far, 2013 has been marked by fighting over the fiscal could. but americans say they are looking for solutions, decisions. we have the ceo of accounting giant duch joining me from -- deloit joining me from new york. what would your message be to the new secretary, jack lew? >> my message to jack, as well as what novartis said to the p
demonstrate that its batteries are safe. both ntsb and faa investigators are tonight on their way to japan. boeing says it is cooperating with this investigation. brian? >> tom costello in our dc newsroom tonight. tom, thanks. >>> a scary early-morning tragedy in central london today that could have been much worse. two people were killed when a helicopter collided with a construction crane atop a tall building. there's a report the chopper pilot had requested to put down because the weather had closed in. the crash ignited a large fire in the busy vauxhall neighborhood. the pilot was killed along with one person on the ground. nine were injured. all of it has londoners watched the scene unfold on live morning television. >>> now to another big and still-developing story tonight. american citizens among perhaps dozens of people taken hostage by islamic militants in algeria in northern africa. it's right next door to mali where not coincidentally, french war planes have been pounding militants there for days. tonight, the u.s. state department has strongly condemned this hostage-taking, cal
is chairman of ntsb. >> we've learned from accidents, plowed those lessons back, in they've been embraced and we're not seeing repeats of those same accidents. >> reporter: experts say two accidents in which human failure was at least partly to blame underscore that remains the biggest threat to safety. air france 447 crashed into the atlantic in 2009, killing 228. that same year, regional airline colgan air flight 447 crashed in buffalo, killing 50. >> colgan air was a watershed event for aviation safety, in particular, bringing the regional carriers up to standards with the major carriers. >> reporter: the safety culture is spreading. accident rates are dropping in russia, africa, latin america, the caribbean, and asia. despite the dramatic improvement experts say there's danger here. just when you start to think, it can't happen again, is often when you're the most vulnerable. tom cocostello, nbc news, washington. >>> stocks provided many 401(k)s, pensions, and other investors pretty good news last year. despite the bad economic news. traders get the day off but the dow was up 7.3%. th
at 11:00, investigators from the ntsb and the faa are joining a japanese investigation on a grounded boeing dreamliner, it was forced to land earlier this week after the pilot thought he smelled smoke. it was the latest in a series of problems with the craft. all dreamliner flights have been cancelled. >>> well, is there a hot streak coming to an end, san jose's newest casino has struck out with the city's police chief. the owners of the casino matrix said that the police chief has rejected their application to add penitentiaryhouse gaming to the top floor. san jose's gaming commission recommended the denial and the police chief backed it up. matrix owners are trying to determine if they can appeal the decision. >>> surveillance video captures the fastest robbery attempt on record. in nine seconds, three masked men walk in to the jewellers in menlo park and walked out when they realized the store owner had a gun. the suspect started to break the glass cases and ended up fleeing without anything. the men escaped in a white car, which crashed about a mile away. you see it here in a qui
the auxiliary power unit. it supplies electricity while the aircraft is parked. investigators from the ntsb are looking into the case. the 787 is boeing's newest aircraft. japan airlines began flying it on some routes late last month. japan's transport minister has ordered emergency inspections on the batteries of all 787s in their fleets. >>> the world's leading electronics makers are unveiling latest ultrahigh definition tv" las vegas. they are taking part in the largest electronics show that will kick off on tuesday. japanese companies are introducing the tvs in a bid to win market share back from south korean rivals. it has four times as many pixels as standard hdtvs. sony is rolling them out with an organic panel. and toshiba will unveil the tvs -- toshiba has revealed a plan to release tvs. it accounts for 90% of its large-screen tv sales by 2015. south korea's samsung electronics, the largest producer of lctvs has unveiled its new tv it will allow people to upgrade the function of their tvs and watch online video clips. >>> we've been starting off the new year find out about people i
on a computer, but i don't think there's fears of safety." still, these glitches are under ntsb investigation. wednesday, after boeing defended the aircraft saying the company has "extreme confidence" in its dreamliner, shares gained 3.2% after dropping more than 4.5% earlier this week. "we think boeing has $15 billion wrapped up in the 787, and they're getting single- digit operating margins on this product." boeing's price is about $200 million per plane. ten airlines have lined up to buy 800 of them. none of them listed here are backing out. so far, the faa has not taken action. "if the faa gets issues that public safety is at risk, you'll see action, but that hasn't happened because these are confined to 'technical issues" and has not crossed over to the issue of safety." another reason airline analysts say cancellations are unlikely is, in part, because the other option for most other airlines, airbus, has a six-year waiting list for aircraft. the aig board of directors decided not to sue the u.s. government over the 2008 bailout. aig nearly collapsed after making huge bets on bad mortga
to the battery used to start the auxiliary power unit, and that they are cooperating with the ntsb in the investigation of the incident. despite bb&t's downgrade, other analysts say the problems have not discouraged investment in the aircraft manufacturer. "i think they've done a good job of handing it. we have them at 73. they've been as high as 77 as low as in the 60's. that's more within the context of where the profitability of the 787 is." dihora says this year, boeing still intends to double monthly production of the 787 to 10 a month. american airlines' board meets today, and it's reported the topic of a possible merger with u.s. airways is on the agenda. interestly enough, shares of u.s. airways have been climbing higher since last thursday. that's when reuters reports the ceo of amr told employees a decision would be made "in a matter of weeks." american has until march to complete its bankruptcy re-organization plan. aig is considering suing the u.s. government for coming to the rescue. the aig board meets today and will consider joining a $25-billion shareholder lawsuit
this happened and -- and if the pilot will be found at fault. we're told the ntsb will be doing two separate but concurrent investigations. we expect to learn more about that later today. live on treasure island, sal castanedo, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> four men are accused of robbing a gas station and assaulting the clerk at the shell station on lone treeway. police say four men in their 20s rush the store and tried to steal cases of beer. the clerk said the men attacked him when he tried to stop them. a man we spoke to is not surprised by the robbery. >> there is just -- a lot of negative activity around this area just as of late around the holidays. >> this morning, the clerk told us he was shaken up but is otherwise doing okay. police say the men only took beer, no cash or anything else was stolen. >>> a man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire in san francisco is now facing attempted murder and arson charges. 22-year-old dexter oliver was arrested at an oakland motel around 9:00 last night. police say he doused his 25- year-old girlfriend with gasoline and lit her on fire sunday aft
are expected to last about 4-1/2 months. the ntsb and coast guard say it could take several months to determine the exact cause of the crash. >> in health matters tonight, regular aspirin users may have an increased risk for blindness. researchers in australia study aspirin users and said that those that use it once or more a week has more risk for macular degeneration. >> the number of children that have been diagnosed with adhd has increased. they have looked at a group of children in southern california. researches found a 25% increase in adhd cases from 2001 to 2010. black children saw the biggest increase at 70%. african american girls went up by 90%. and teasing young girls about their weight has an effect that could last to adulthood. in a new study, more than 1500 women took surveys on their eating behavior and whether they were teased as children and researches found that nearly half of them have been ridiculed because of their weight. they were more likely to binge eat, purge, misuse medicine. >> many feel stressed about paying the holiday bills. credit repairs take time. and you may
but it is going to be a while before we know why it hit the tower of the bay bridge. the ntsb is looking at 18-month long investigation to determine if it was humor mechanical error. there was no damage to the bridge tower itself and the tanker did not leak oil in the bay. >> thank you. it is 4:34. the first family will attend a national prayer service at national cathedral a final day of inaugural-related events before the second term really starts with parties including lady gaga before politics as usual. >> the white house staffer have to have an inauguration but you right, the president will get back to business after so much pomp and circumstance. i wonder if he is sleeping in as there was a big night out last night. ♪ you can feel the power >> star-studded inaugural balls president obama and the first lady stole the spotlight. ♪ obama's on fire >> mrs. obama stunning in a ruby gown and the couple safer anywayed by jennifer hudson. ♪ i could go back >> the ball was a spectacular day of pomp with plenty of music. ♪ and the whole world >> a parade. a public swearing in at capitol. n
, pending the outcome of the ntsb and coast guard investigations. >>> speaking of money, one place seeing a lot less of it these days are libraries. library hours and staff have been cut due to reduced budget. >>> one type of library is seeing a growth spurt. not a threat to replace your thomas is here to see if your neighborhood has one. >> books don't always bring people together. reading a book is usually a solitary activity. sharing a book, however, is a very different thing. it's something karen discovered when she jumped in on a growing trend, but she and many others are finding tonight's bay area proud. if your travels have taken you through san jose, you may have noticed a few new libraries popping up. those built with bond money, but also that one built in ron's garage. the one that sits atop daughter karen's fence. >> you put the harry potter books in there. >> it's called a little free library and karen's is far from the only one. part of a trend started in wisconsin a few years ago, there are now some 6,000 little free libraries around the world. more popping up in the bay are
within the past hour the ntsb said batteries aboard a 787 dreamliner created a short- circuit leading to the fire and now looking at manufacturing problems. that comes after they revealed yesterday that all eight cells of a 787's batteries showed thermal damage. the battery caught fire while the plan was empty and parked at the boston airport, all 50 dreamliners have been grounded worldwide while authorities in several countries investigate. >>> a a multi-million dollar security plan going in there. >> the harbaugh game find out who the parents said they will be cheering for on sunday. Ñmñz?cç?çÑkÑkÑe- >>> san jose police have found two main clues stemming from a home invasion this week. several armed men burst into their home on monday and investigators have recovered two cars stole in from en from the house. one car was found there and another found there. the robbers tied them up and made off with their valuables. >>> police released a sketch of this man they said robbed a couple there then. police say a man with a gun approached the couple and took the woman's purse and t
proven faulty. boeing, the ntsb, and the federal aviation administration are working with electrical suppliers to further investigate the issues. president obama is nominating mary jo white as the next leader for the sec. "if confirmed by the senate, i look forward to using all of my energies working with my fellow commissioners and the extremely dedicated and talented men and women on the staff of the sec." white is a former u.s. attorney and defense lawyer for white- collar crimes on wall street. she famously took down mob boss john gotti. "she's a bit of an unknown on wall street. we know she's a tough prosecutor and she's never been in any kind of financial services job. the sec is more than just prosecuting bad people, it's also a regulatory body, about writing regulations, so i think wall street is going to take a wait- and-see attitude." that was james bianco of bianco research. the president also wants richard cordray to continue his role in leading up the consumer financial protection bureau. legislation that would dramatically change america's gun laws is now on the table.
fire, ntsb chair says there is evidence of short circuiting. when high temperatures trigger an uncontrollable reaction. >> the photo on the right and you can see the cells outlined in red, show the eight damaged cells of our battery that we're investigating in the lab. >> reporter: hersman says among the battery's eight cells, three were heavily damaged. they are trying to figure out that those are different than others. >> we're working very hard to determine what happened and why it happened. we'll look at failure scenarios and coordinating with colleagues around the world. >> reporter: aviation authorities in japan are also looking at the battery problem. they have been examining the charred front battery from all nippon airways 787. officials detected smoke coming from it last week. the crew made an emergency landing in western japan. investigators say the flight data recorder gives no indication that excessive volt age ran through the battery. but they are not ruling out the possibility of an overcharge. >> translator: we do not see evidence of overcharging. but it is t
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